The State Department's leading employee organization, reacting to the imminent end of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, pressed the Biden administration to secure all Americans and to "do everything possible" to assist those wanting to exit that country, and also to "bring as many Afghans to safety as humanly possible."
Operation Allies Refuge has many feds at State, Defense—but also Customs and Border Protection (among other departments)—burning the midnight oil to do their part in the continuing Afghan refugee crisis. The National Treasury Employee Union's president, Tony Reardon, was out at Dulles International Airport this week, meeting and cheering on unflagging feds at the facility who are managing the stream of struggling U.S., allied and Afghan citizens there.
A Partnership for Public Service (PPS) report offers insights on how federal managers can incentivize good work, via sometimes overlooked pathways. Included among them, it advises not to forget to check in with your H.R. department for ideas and possibilities ...
Many federal agencies, led by FEMA, and DOD, hurried to coordinate and manage emergency response to Hurricane and later Tropical Storm Ida, which initially left over 1 million without power in Louisiana and the Gulf states and went on to cause increasing death and property damage as it crossed the Northeast.
In August, the White House announced that for 2022, there will be an average 2.7% pay increase for civilian federal employees, in line with its budget plan released earlier this year.
Columnist and veteran Washington-based federal government reporter Mike Causey considers some possible consequences of the COVID era, and the transformation of somewhere between 43%—sampled before the pandemic—and most federal employees now into long-term remote workers.
The COVID pandemic and the tantalizing but uneven economic recovery so far this year have feds seeking advice about their retirement savings, including TSP. This week, Nathan Abse interviews Ann Ozuna—a retirement expert and advisor whose clientele is focused on federal employees. Ozuna's experience in the federal community included two decades as a fed herself, working as a retirement specialist with DOD and DOE.
The African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA) will hold its 17th annual Leadership Development Workshop on Sept. 20-22. Headliners will include
Amb. Susan Rice, who currently directs the White House Domestic Policy Council and formerly served as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and as National Security Advisor.
In a letter sent to administration officials Thursday, the Government Managers Coalition flagged concerns that agencies and managers are ill-prepared to roll out the administration's COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for feds.
With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.
Understaffing at some Bureau of Prisons facilities is at a crisis point, and employees and their unions are increasing their push for improvements.
A report from the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Inspector General finds the agency's Public Buildings Services at times failed to follow CDC guidelines around reporting and cleaning procedures for COVID-19 incidents.
The National Treasury Employees Union has requested that the White House launch previously successful emergency leave transfer programs (ELTPs) across federal agencies, to permit feds to help fellow feds with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
The General Services Administration is gearing up to begin a new service. The first cohort of the program, which launches in the fall, will focus on pandemic response, the economy, cybersecurity and streamlining government services.
A provision that would end the current two-year probationary period for new Department of Defense employees is making its way in the House—and, if enacted, it would return DOD to a one-year provisional standard.
OPM is beefing up its diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility office as part of an agency reorganization in support of a wide-ranging executive order covering the federal workforce.
FEMA, DOD and multiple additional agencies rush to coordinate and manage emergency response to Hurricane Ida, which has left over 1 million without power in the worst hit areas with oppressive heat setting in.
The new human resources system, launching seven years after legislation authorizing special pay for cybersecurity specialists, is a complete move away from traditional federal HR practices, the agency said.
The White House has announced that an average 2.7% pay increase for civilian federal employees will take effect next year, in line with its budget plan issued earlier this year.
A recent report on how federal managers can incentivize good work offers several sometimes overlooked pathways. Among these, it advises, don't forget to check in with your H.R. department for possibilities ...